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For Tim Scott, incumbency is best campaign tool

| |Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Tim Scott has had virtually no opposition as he marches toward winning the remaining two years in the term of former Sen. Jim DeMint. And, given his name recognition and incumbent status, the South Carolina Republican has been able to rely less on campaigning and more on the visibility that accompanies his official duties.

Reported 'Easy Rider' chopper sells at auction

|Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

A motorcycle reportedly featured in "Easy Rider" has been sold for what auctioneers say was $1.35 million.

Cops: Remains may be those of missing UVa. student

| |Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Authorities investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student are searching a rural area where human remains were discovered.

Ana downgraded to tropical storm; Hawaii relaxes

| |Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Hawaii residents started to relax Sunday after days of keeping a cautious eye on Hurricane Ana, which was downgraded by late afternoon into a tropical storm.

Cruise ship docks with Ebola-watched health worker

| |Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

A cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker who was being monitored for Ebola returned to port Sunday after an eventful seven-day trip in which passengers had their vacations briefly disrupted with an infectious disease scare.

Students clean up after mayhem near pumpkin fest

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Keene State College students quickly cleaned up from a chaotic weekend on Sunday after violent parties near the city's annual pumpkin festival led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries.

Today in History

|Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

In Texas, Liberian Americans weary of Ebola stigma

| |Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

When Otto Williams opened his mouth last week to say that he’d be happy to work a new job installing home heating and air conditioning units, the contractor listened to Williams’s accent and asked where he was he from.

College: Arrests, injuries during pumpkin fest

|Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Huge crowds including Keene State College students and visitors to an annual pumpkin festival in New Hampshire became unruly Saturday, leading to injuries and arrests.

Voter records list 73-year-old NYC woman as 164

|Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

A 73-year-old New York woman has discovered her official voter registration card lists her birth year as 1850, aging her by a whopping 91 years.